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Silver Alert canceled for 71-year-old Riverview man

Posted at 10:16 AM, Nov 24, 2019

UPDATE — The Silver Alert issued for 71-year-old Philip Benza has been canceled. Benza was located by the Flagler County Sheriff's Office during a traffic stop. He is unharmed and has been reunited with his family.


ORIGINAL STORY — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a missing man.

Philip Benza, 71, left his home on Pleasant Lane Saturday afternoon after telling his family he was going to work. He has not worked in over 10 years.

He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and glasses. He is approximately 5'8, 160 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes.

He was driving a 2010 black Ford Explorer with the tag Y23FXZ.

Anyone with any information on Benza's whereabouts, you are asked to contact the sheriff's office.